Georgetown’s nineteenth-century buildings in the downtown area have been preserved as a result of community efforts spanning many years. Strategies for preserving Georgetown’s historic and cultural structures in the historic downtown are incorporated into the City’s planning process. Three historic overlay districts are associated with special guidelines for modification of existing structures and for new construction.
The Preservation of structures within the Overlay Districts are regulated through the submission of construction plans to the City’s Historic and Architectural Review Commission for a Certificate of Appropriateness:
Detailed information on submission requirements for a Certificate of Appropriateness application can be found in Section 3.13 of the Unified Development Code (UDC).
Other groups involved in historic preservation in Georgetown include the Georgetown Main Street Program and the Georgetown Heritage Society. More information on these items can be found by clicking on the appropriate link to the left.
If you are a prospective applicant within one of our Overlay Districts or have any questions, please contact the Historic District Planner.